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Education, Tourism And Jobs As Premier Visits India

Tourism, international education, business and investment opportunities are on the agenda this week as Premier Daniel Andrews makes his first official visit to India. Mr Andrews will visit Delhi and Bengaluru during his three-day tour of one of Victoria’s most valued trade partners and tourist..

Australian Open Bigger And Better Than Ever

The world’s attention will once again shift to Melbourne this week as the 2018 Australian Open kicks off. Minister for Sport John Eren today joined tournament officials, ball kids and tennis champions, including former World number one Billy Jean King, to officially launch the event…


Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Lawson Poole Reserve Cricket Oval, with the announcement of funding through the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund – Cricket Facilities. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today announced $100,000 funding to upgrade facilities at Lawson..

Upgrades For Melbourne’s Historic Train Stations

Passengers are set to benefit from better facilities as Melbourne’s iconic stations receive much needed accessibility, safety and security upgrades. Acting Premier James Merlino today joined Acting Public Transport Minister Luke Donnellan at Flinders Street Station to inspect work on a new direct entrance to..

Victoria’s India Strategy: Doubling Trade And Creating Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to double the value of Victoria’s annual goods exports to India to almost $1 billion over the next decade. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future ahead of his first official visit to India..

Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness

The Andrews Labor Government is working to break the cycle of homelessness by intervening early, getting rough sleepers housed quickly and strengthening support services to keep vulnerable people off the streets. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today visited Ozanam House in North Melbourne to announce..

$7 Million Research Boost To Fight Cancer

Leading Victorian researchers will share in $7 million of grants to continue the fight against cancer, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Minister for Health Martin Foley today announced the 14 successful recipients to be supported through the latest Victorian Cancer Agency funding round…

Keeping Our Childcare, Kinders Safe And Up To Scratch

The Andrews Labor Government has cracked down on more than 60 dodgy childcare providers over the past year for failing to provide the high quality education and care Victorian kids deserve. The crackdown has seen more than 1,200 investigations conducted into long day care, family..

Turnbull’s GST Rip-Off Must Be Scrapped

The Turnbull Government’s decision to delay its final report on cutting Victoria’s $1 billion GST share, is yet another desperate attempt to avoid scrutiny. Malcolm Turnbull’s proposed GST cut for Victoria would have a major impact on our state’s public services and is the equivalent..

Right-Hand Lane Truck Ban Trial On Monash Freeway

Trucks are to be banned from the far right-hand lane on the Monash Freeway in a trial to improve safety. From Monday 5 February, restrictions will apply to trucks travelling in both directions on the Monash Freeway between Huntingdale Road, Mount Waverley and Jacksons Road,..

Getting It Done: Community Safety Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering its unprecedented package of community safety reforms according to the latest report by Victoria’s Community Safety Trustee, Ron Iddles OAM APM. Mr Iddles’ latest report confirms the Labor Government has made progress on tracking outcomes for..


The Andrews Labor Government is investing in upgrades to improve safety and encourage more people to use the Camms Road shops and help cut down on crime. Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera today announced $177,000 in funding for the City of Casey to deliver improved..

Getting It Done: Metro Tunnel Contracts Signed

The contracts to build the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history and equip it with next-generation, high-capacity signalling have been signed. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that final contracts to deliver the $6 billion tunnels and stations..

Getting It Done: Building The Victorian Heart Hospital

Australia’s first specialist stand-alone heart hospital will become a reality with the Andrews Labor Government investing an additional $320 million to build the Victorian Heart Hospital. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Monash University to announce the $543 million project, with contributions..

Dangerous Products Removed From Shelves Ahead Of Christmas

Thousands of dangerous and unsafe products have been removed from Victorian shelves, with inspectors swooping on businesses in the lead up to Christmas. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz today revealed a haul of dodgy products seized during statewide inspections of retailers and wholesalers. Through..

Getting It Done: Ending Puppy Farming Once And For All

The Andrews Labor Government has made history, with Victoria becoming the first state in Australia to ban puppy farming once and for all. Puppy farms in Victoria will be a thing of the past with the Labor Government’s Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet..

Victoria’s Economy Powering Ahead

The Victorian economy is strong and growing, as confirmed in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget Update released today. The Update shows that Victoria will deliver an operating surplus of $1.7 billion in 2017/18, with forecasts across the forward estimates revised up to an average of $2.2..

More Prison Beds To Keep Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s prison system with more than 470 new beds to be opened in prisons across the state. The Labor Government is providing almost $345 million to help fund the additional beds, as well as a new dedicated premises..